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Fantasy, History and Cinema

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Fantasies of Time and Space There has been a marked recent resurgence in fantasy film, ranging from large-scale (and large-budget) Hollywood franchises such as the Harry Potter (2001–), Chronicles of Narnia (2005–) and His Dark Materials...

Pasolini Undead

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Pasolini’s survival, his obtrusive persistence as a trope of public discourse and representation—well over forty years after his violent death in 1975 and well over sixty since he first came to literary prominence in Italy as a writer...
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...Cristina’s Room ‒ Day Male and female clothing is strewn around an upper-middle-class room, decorated in good taste. A leather jacket hangs draped over a chair and a lead-blue dress lies on the floor. Cristina...

Pasolini Reloaded

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Dico a N.: “Voglio fare l’impresa, scrivere del Pigneto senza nominare Pasolini,” poiché Pasolini, come ho già scritto altrove, a Roma è come il prezzemolo; lo trovi dappertutto, figuriamoci al Pigneto. [I say to N, “I...

“In my mind, my dreams are real”

Dara Waldron

Dara Waldron is a Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at the Limerick Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland, with a particular focus on Lens-Based media (differing forms of moving image practices). He is the author of Cinema and Evil: Moral Complexities and the “Dangerous” Film (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Nonfiction Film : Art, Poetics, and Documentary Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Art sees things in close-up, focusing our attention, teaching us to not cast blame so freely. Art doesn’t make judgments, it informs and teaches. The camera allows truth to circulate in places it wouldn’t normally go...

Liebestraum (1991)

Directed by

Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

Screenplay

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...Music Store – Night We see a couple of grand pianos in half light. The shadow of a man comes into shot and he turns off lights. The camera starts to move and we see more of the music store. The man comes into shot and turns out...

The Symbolic Storyworld of Wes Anderson

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Beneath the level of [ … ] simple narrative meaning, we get a more elementary level of forms themselves, communicating with each other, interacting, reverberating, echoing, morphing, transforming one into the other...

Adam & Paul

Barry Monahan

Barry Monahan is lecturer in Film Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland. He has published Ireland’s Theatre on Film: Style, Stories and the National Stage on Screen (2009), and also written on Irish cinema from different theoretical and aesthetic perspectives in various collections of essays, including Screening Irish America (2009), Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007), and Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts (2013). He contributes regularly to Estudios Irlandeses, the Spanish Journal of Irish Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Films of Lenny Abrahamson : A Filmmaking of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Celtic Tiger cinema: From short films to features In the wake of the critical success of 3 Joes, and drawn from his doctoral research towards more cinematic work, Lenny Abrahamson...

Re-Animating Space

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In an article that first appeared in animation: an interdisciplinary journal in 2006, Wood argues that animation has the expressive capacity to construct space in ways that is not possible using live-action...

‘Experimenting with Death in Life’

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Prelude For many of my generation, our love of cinema has never been just a way of enjoying our favourite form of entertainment. It has always also implied a question: what is the place of ‘cinema’ in the public sphere that used...